The Picks: Part One
We’ll begin by looking at the first 4 selections the Seahawks will make in the upcoming draft. These picks will be used to fill current needs on the roster.
Round 3, Pick Number 78: Brevin Jordan, TE
While many fans may be thinking that this team needs another wide receiver, I believe that Brevin Jordan from the University of Miami can play as an excellent blocking tight end, allowing Gerald Everett to act as the team’s 3rd receiver in most sets. Jordan is a physical player, and has an impressive wingspan of 79″. He can line up tight to aid the offensive line in zone blocking and, if necessary, could play a role as a red zone target for Russell Wilson.
Round 3, Pick Number 90: Paulson Adebo, CB
Paulson Adebo from Stanford is a perfect corner prospect for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks secondary. He stands 6’1″ and has a 76″ wingspan, and could play a ball-hawk role, possibly allowing DJ Reed to fill in at nickle corner. I believe Adebo can come in and be a day one starter for a team that just lost two of its top three corners.
Round 5, Pick Number 155: Michal Menet, C
Michal Menet from Penn State, while he may not immediately start for Ethan Pocic, can certainly give Pocic a challenge for his starting job. Menet seems to be quick at moving off the line and getting lateral, something that should be a strength in the Shane Waldron offensive scheme. He’s also strong and, when paired with Gabe Jackson or Damien Lewis, should be able to handle the likes of Aaron Donald.
Round 6, Pick Number 194: Khyiris Tonga, DT
I really like Tonga. He’s so fast jumping the ball on the line of scrimmage, but he doesn’t seem to be very sophisticated in his pass-rush game. He’s a monster, too. 6’4″ and 322. The problem is, I don’t think he uses his strength in the right way. In watching his tape it looks like he just runs into the offensive line and gets stuck. I believe with the proper training he could be a dominant force for this defense in 2022. This year, he can fill in if need be behind Al Woods, LJ Collier and Poona Ford.
On the next page, we’ll review the final four selections the Seahawks make in this draft.